It has come to my attention that certain people
think that I hate everything. Nothing could be further from the truth! OK, a lot of things could be further from the truth. I'll admit that I have a problem. I have . . . fanboy impulses. Back in my younger days, I said some really stupid, really fanboyish things. When I think back on it, I think "wow, what an idiotic thing to say. Let's never let me ever say anything like that again."
And no, I'm not going to tell you the sort of things that I said.
So, in an effort to combat my obsessive personality, I try hard not to really like things. So I attach caveats to most everything. But! There are some things which give me joy, without being excessively obsessive! Or maybe that I'm comfortable with being obsessive about. In no particular order, and relating to no particular genre, they are:
The time of year when the seasons change. When night starts hitting earlier on clear, crisp evenings. Or summer is just starting, or just ending. That invigorates me.
New Pornographers. The band, you know.
Fallout, Ultima 6 and 7, Wizardry 7 and 8, Sid Meier's Pirates, Deus Ex. The classic PC RPGs.
A good conversation. Probably one-on-one. Without judgementalism. That's pretty important. Along those lines, real friendship and trust. Which is very rare for me. So it brings super-joy.
Outkast and Dungeon Family
Knowing that I've made something, myself, that matters.
4+ player Halo, or a Soul Calibur party, or 4-player Virtua Tennis. I miss you, Dreamcast.
The Seven Samurai
comments on my blog. That work. Sob.
And how could I possibly forget the wonder of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast?
That's just a small list of things that I really, really, really, really genuinely like. It's kind of media-heavy, because that's the way media works. See? I like things!
But not Amelie. Sorry. Brilliant start, generic romcom. It goes to prison.